The Kremlin is Winning the Media War and the West Needs a Strategy

How do we preserve freedom of speech and democratic principles when they are deployed against us by those who clearly do not respect them? And how should we respond to such assaults without infringing on our own right to freedom of expression?

The Kremlin is Winning the Media War and the West Needs a Strategy The Kremlin is Winning the Media War and the West Needs a Strategy

Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, its Implications and Challenges

In a discussion on women’s empowerment, it is crucial to consider definitions and examples of empowerment outside of a Western perspective. Contrary to what many people in the West may think, women in the Arab world, while they face many barriers, in some cases are more empowered and enjoy more rights than stereotypically perceived.

Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, its Implications and Challenges Women’s Empowerment in Kuwait, its Implications and Challenges

The Information Age Adversary and Smart Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Thom Shanker

The Fletcher Forum recently hosted The New York Times’ Thom Shanker for a discussion about his experience covering the wars in the Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the changing nature of the media industry and its impact on policy and decision makers.

The Information Age Adversary and Smart Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Thom Shanker The Information Age Adversary and Smart Counterterrorism Strategy: A Conversation with Thom Shanker

Volume 39:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

The editorial staff of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is pleased to bring you our latest issue, Winter Volume 39:1. The Winter 2015 volume reviews the events that defined 2014 and examines the complex set of decisions required to manage these crises, from the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, to Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea, and the Ebola crisis.

Volume 39:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available Volume 39:1 of The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Now Available

From Crisis to Opportunity: The 2015 Global Opportunities Forum

The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs’ yearlong conversation series on the five issues where we believe crisis can give way to opportunity in 2015.

From Crisis to Opportunity: The 2015 Global Opportunities Forum From Crisis to Opportunity: The 2015 Global Opportunities Forum

Violence Against Women: A Global Problem With a Solution

March 29, 2015 by Lyric Thompson
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There are a host of ways that communities, governments, and entities like the United Nations can better protect women and girls and prevent violence from occurring.

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Changing Norms for Gender Equality

March 20, 2015 by Jeni Klugman
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As we mark the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, we have much to celebrate, from the global progress over the past two decades in reducing poverty, but we still have far to go to achieve gender equality around the world.

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The Evolution of Nonviolent Resistance

March 17, 2015 by Forum Staff
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In an interview with The Fletcher Forum, Serbian democracy activists Srdja Popovic and Slobodan Djinovic discuss innovations in repression and resistance, the complexities of nonviolence and violent extremism, and the future of the scholarship and practice of nonviolence.

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The Nemtsov Assassination Decoded?

March 12, 2015 by James F. Collins and Kenneth Yalowitz
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Boris Nemtsov’s death may hold the key to understanding deeper schisms within Russia, both between the government and advocates for reform, and between Putin and extreme nationalist entities.

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